SSD upgrade for MbP mid 2007

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Caleb78, May 14, 2012.

  1. Caleb78 macrumors newbie

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    Hello all
    I would like to replace the (broken) HHD in my old mbp from mid 2007 with a 160GB SSD. I do have the following questions/concerns:
    Which is the size of the SSD I need? (1.8 or 2.5")
    Do i need special/other connection plugs?
    How does the complete process work? Any dangerous parts? Does any vids are recommend?
    Many thanks for helpful advices!
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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  3. Caleb78 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks a lot for your help!!
    A little question left: my mbp supports sata I (1.5), will it work with a sata II ssd?
    Whats important to look for when I buy the ssd (I guess read/write speed for sure...anything else?)
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    As S-ATA is backwards compatible, it will work.
    I have an S-ATA 6.0 Gbps (S-ATA III) SSD in my 2009 MBP with an S-ATA 3.0 Gbps (S-ATA II) interface.

    As for SSD, read and write speed are important and random access speed (IOPS).
     
  5. Medic278 macrumors 6502a

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    I used the ifixit guide. It includes pictures and step by step instructions and a video guide.
     

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